Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

The El Clasico of the Indian Premier League is back as Mumbai Indians will be facing Chennai Super Kings for the two crucial points for both teams. This year, Mumbai Indians are placed at the last position and Chennai Super Kings are placed at the second last position in the points table and hence for their fans, this match will be an important one.

Previous Encounters

The matches between Chennai and Mumbai are always thrillers as no one can forget that 2019 IPL Final in which the winner was decided on the last ball. Moreover, in the last few matches, both the teams have been playing well and hence this match will hold a lot of importance for both the teams.

Head to Head Matches:

  • Matches Played: 32 matches
  • Matches won by Chennai Super Kings: 13 matches
  • Matches won by Mumbai Indians: 19 matches

The head to head record is in the favour of Mumbai Indians and hence this is the perfect chance for them to secure the first two points of this season and then to make sure they keep the momentum with them.

Pre Match Analysis

Both the teams will be entering the match with a loss in their previous match. They have played 6 games this season and Chennai has won 1 game and the other hand, Mumbai has lost all 6 games. Chennai lost to Gujarat in the last match and Mumbai lost to Lucknow in a run chase. So, This match will be important for both the teams now.

Chennai Super Kings have got a team that is capable of winning the matches. However, their openers haven’t done much as Ruturaj Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa have performed in bits and pieces. Moreover, Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu haven’t scored too and thus it has created pressure on MS Dhoni, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja and DJ Bravo. Even in the bowling department, Mukesh Chaudhary, Chris Jordan and Mahesh Theekshana haven’t performed in the powerplay and thus it has been a setback for the team. Ravindra Jadeja has also been looking so dull in his batting and bowling which has resulted in even more pressure on him.

Mumbai Indians have been the worst-performing team this year. Rohit Sharma along with Ishan Kishan isn’t doing well. However, Suryamumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis and Tilak Verma have been in fine form. But the lack of runs from Kieron Pollard is also a big issue for them. Even in the bowling department, Tymal Mills, Jaydev Unadkat and Basil Thampi haven’t taken wickets in the powerplay. Only Jasprit Bumrah is in good form and hence the team relies a lot on him. For Mumbai Indians, it will be important for them to perform well in the upcoming matches.

Final Thoughts

 With the El Clasico of the IPL coming up, the fans will be hoping for an amazing match between the two teams. However, looking at the form of both the teams, it looks like Chennai Super Kings have an advantage over Mumbai Indians. So, we predict that Chennai Super Kings will end up winning against Mumbai Indians and Ambati Rayudu is going to be the Man of the Match for them. Thus the bettors can opt for Chennai Super Kings to bet in order to gain some good profits.